THE late summer and autumn wasp menace could become a thing of the past, thanks to a revolutionary new product from a Godmanchester company. Until now, the firm says, wasp traps have been as likely to make the problem worse than cure it, and users are at risk from stings even when they get rid of dead wasps. The system was devised by trial and error by Edward Pazik, a retired master builder trying to protect his plum orchard. But, when he showed his idea to his pharmacist son, Karol Pazik, the chemist recognised the potential, refined the process, patented it and set up business in Godmanchester, to assemble and market the devices. Pest control authorities have been so impressed by the invention - WaspBane - that the company has been authorised to run seminars as part of the continuing professional development requirements process for pest control officers registering with the British Pest Control Association. Mr Pazik is convinced that WaspBane is saving lives in the UK and the other eight countries in which it is now sold after just months of production.